Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+160) Texas (-190)
Globe Life Field is the site where the Texas Rangers (52-63) will try to defeat the Oakland Athletics (41-75) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Athletics at +160 and the Rangers are priced at -190. The betting total comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Adam Oller and Cole Ragans.
The Athletics have earned 180 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 98 baseballs out of the stadium. Oakland is slugging .343 and have been rung up 972 times, while drawing a walk on 303 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 3.3 runs per contest, which is 29th in MLB. They have 363 RBI's and 813 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is sitting at .214. They have a total of 388 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .278.
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The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 4.29 on the season (24th in the league), and their staff has rung up 864 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.30. Athletics pitchers have conceded 137 long balls and 525 total runs (23rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 362 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.36 as a team so far this season.
The Athletics have dispatched 388 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 194 base runners so far this season with 30.4% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 27 saves for the season and have not converted 17 of 44 save opportunities. The Athletics relief pitchers have a save rate of 61.4% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. The relievers have a total of 81 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). Athletics bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 131 times in addition to having 127 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 3,053 putouts this season, as well as 1,030 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 23rd in MLB, and have accumulated 93 double plays. The Athletics have converted 70.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,159 innings, which ranks them 9th in pro baseball.
Oller has pitched in 48 frames and has earned 31 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 7.26 (39 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.779. He has allowed 59 hits (11.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 27 walks. Oller (1-5 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 6.86 while he has gone up against 229 batters during his time in the majors.
The Texas Rangers have compiled an OBP of .304 and a team batting average of .241 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,019 occasions (6th in MLB) and have a total of 942 hits. Texas has knocked in 139 HRs on the campaign to go along with 485 RBIs. The Rangers have a team SLG% of .397 and they are scoring 4.46 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have 163 doubles, while taking a walk 333 times and scoring 513 runs.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.313 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a team this season. They have a ranking of 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 930. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 514 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.06 (462 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.29 (944 strikeouts against 413 bases on balls). They have conceded 118 dingers and they relinquish 4.52 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of their 139 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 126 times in high leverage situations and also on 92 occasions with runners on. With 104 save situations, the Rangers have 58 holds and also 19 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball holding a save percentage of 58.7%, and they have dispatched 386 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Texas has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 46 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 1,074 assists, 70 errors and have earned a total of 3,069 putouts on the season. Out of their 9,207 innings on the field, the Rangers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (15th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Ragans has allowed 9 base hits while tallying 4 strikeouts in 9 frames. He has surrendered a total of 5 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.714 and being the owner of a FIP of 7.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 0.57 and he has gone up against 44 opposing batters in his MLB career. Ragans (0-1 career mark) is the owner of a 4.82 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-190)
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